Champions League semi-final: Real Madrid 2-1 (agg 3-3 (1-3 AP)) Bayern Munich | inside World Soccer

Real Madrid bowed out of the Champions League final in a 3-1 penalty shootout defeat to Bayern Munich after their semi-final at the Bernabéu ended 3-3 on aggregate after extra time.

Bayern Munich players celebrate after winning the Champions League semi final against Real Madrid
Bayern Munich players celebrate after winning the Champions League semi final against Real Madrid

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Madrid erased their 2-1 deficit from the first leg within five minutes as David Alaba's handball allowed Cristiano Ronaldo to score from the penalty spot.

Ronaldo doubled his tally and Madrid's advantage in the 15th minute as he raced on to a brilliant through-ball from Mesut Özil and stroked the ball past Manuel Neuer from the edge of the area.

But Arjen Robben pulled a goal back with a spot-kick of his own just before the half-hour mark, leveling the tie 3-3 on aggregate.

And with extra-time unable to separate the teams, the semi-final was settled by the lottery of a penalty shootout.

In the shootout, Neuer saved from Ronaldo and Kaká to put Bayern on course after Alaba and Mario Gómez had scored their opening two kicks.

Toni Kroos and Philipp Lahm then had efforts saved by Iker Casillas but just when Madrid looked to be back in it, Sergio Ramos horribly skied his effort and it was left to Bastian Schweinsteiger to finish matters.



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